Here are a few new guns and other gear I have stumbled across recently.
ARES SHRIKE 5.56 Upper
ARES Defense is now selling an AR upper that allows the user to swap between magazine fed and belt fed. Â This upper is chambered in 5.56 NATO and is compatible with all M4/M16 magazines and M27 linked SAW ammo. Â No word on pricing.
Nautilus Rotating Rail
I’m really not clear on what I would ever use this for, but I’m sure some serious engineering went into the development of this kit. Â Made by Ballista Tactical, the Nautilus Rotating Rail gives the shooter a “shift on the fly” capability to rotate rail accessories in 45 degreeÂ increments.
LMT Pig Package
Lewis Machine and Tool Company is making a Pig Man .308 rifle as part of an endorsement deal with Brian Quaca’s television show. Â The show is called “Pig Man: The Series.”
The rifle has a 16″ chrome lined barrel with a 1:10 twist. Â Other features include a 20-round magazine, sling, “tactical” iron sights, SOPMOD Buttstock, two-stage trigger group, and an ambi-selector and ambi-mag release and it comes with a Leupold VX-R HIG 1.25 – 4x20mm FireDot Pig Plex. Â MSRP is $3,488.96.
CAV-15 MK II Lowers
GWACS Armory acquired all of the rights to and the equipment to make the old Cavalry Arms CAV-15 lowers. Â The CAV-15 lowers are one-piece polymer AR-15 lowers that areÂ inexpensiveÂ and can be had in a variety of colors.
I’m glad to see that someone is finally producing these again. Â I know that there were some mixed reports on the original manufacture of these, but I think this is a great concept and has the potential of putting more of these fun rifles into the hands of more people. Â Besides, my daughter wants a purple AR.
Gamo Rocket IGT Air Rifle
Gamo AirgunsÂ announced a new .177 caliber air rifle. Â The Camo Rocket IGT uses a Realtree Hardwoods Green HD pattern on the stock and launches a PBA Platinum pellet at 1250 fps. Â Varmints beware. Â MSRP is $239.95.